STARTS Prize 2018: Honoring Innovation in Technology, Industry and Society Stimulated by the Arts

Deadline: 2 March 2018 The European Commission, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society are seeking applications for its “STARTS Prize 2018” to select the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. Science, Technology and Arts (=STARTS) form a nexus with an extraordinarily high potential for creative innovation. And such innovation is considered to be precisely what’s called for if we’re to … [Read more...]

Apply for Pitching for Peace! A Competition for Journalists

Deadline: 1 March 2018 War Stories, Peace Stories (WSPS), in partnership with the Pulitzer Center, is currently inviting journalists working from any platform to pitch a project focused on an underreported nonviolent response or peace effort in an international conflict area. WSPS seeks pitches that illuminate peace efforts, nonviolent resistance, and reconciliation in areas of international conflict or extremism. Funding Information Three projects will be selected for Pulitzer Center … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for International Children’s Peace Prize 2018!

Deadline: 1 March 2018 The KidsRights Foundation is currently inviting applicants for its International Children’s Peace Prize 2018, awarded annually to a child who fights courageously for children’s rights. The motivation behind the prize is to provide a platform for children to express their ideas and personal involvement in children’s rights. KidsRights feels that children should be recognized, awarded and motivated in their fierce efforts to improve their own situation and that of the … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2018 AARP Purpose Prize!

Deadline: 6 March 2018 AARP Purpose Prize is currently open for nominations to honor extraordinary individuals who use their life experience to make a better future for all. Included within the AARP Purpose Prize is the Andrus Prize for Intergenerational Excellence. This award celebrates the legacy of AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, who was an innovative educator and social change agent.  It recognizes work that brings multiple generations together for a better community. Each year, … [Read more...]

Applications Open for NEF Challenge of Invention to Innovation (Ci2i)!

Deadline: 12 February 2018 Applicants are invited to apply for the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Challenge of Invention to Innovation (Ci2i) to reward research based innovation and highlight the global impact of African researchers and entrepreneurs. On 26-28 March 2018, the Next Einstein Forum will host its second Global Gathering in Kigali, Rwanda. A critical component of the NEF is its unique innovation competition, the Challenge of Invention to Innovation (Ci2i). Young African scientists and … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2018 Grawemeyer Award!

Deadline: 31 January 2018 The Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, is open for applications and seeks ideas on issues of world importance and presented viewpoints that could lead to a more just and peaceful world. Each idea supports one noble cause: to inspire us all to work together for the common good. The Award is presented annually to the winner of a competition designed to stimulate the recognition, dissemination and critical analysis of outstanding proposals for improving … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Prize 2019!

Deadline: 15 March 2018 Applicants are invited to apply for The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Prize 2019. The prizes are awarded to individual scientists from developing countries in recognition of an outstanding contribution to scientific knowledge in nine fields of sciences and/or to the application of science and technology to sustainable development. Fields Agricultural Sciences Biology Chemistry Earth Astronomy and Space Sciences Engineering Sciences … [Read more...]

Applications Open for PCORI Engagement Award!

Deadline: 1 February 2018 The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is currently seeking applications for its Engagement Awards that support projects that encourage active integration of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders as integral members of the patient-centered outcomes research/clinical effectiveness research (PCOR/CER) enterprise. The Engagement Award program supports PCORI’s Engagement Imperative defined in their Strategic Plan and … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for King Baudouin African Development Prize!

Deadline: 1 March 2018 Nominations are open for King Baudouin African Development Prize to draw public attention to the many inspirational stories, including challenges and successes, emerging from the African continent. The King Baudouin African Development Prize rewards outstanding contributions to development in Africa, initiated and led by Africans. The Prize is awarded every other year by the King Baudouin Foundation. Beyond its monetary value of 200.000 euros, it offers its winners … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for World of Children Awards 2018!

Deadline: 31 March 2018 Nominations are open for the World of Children Awards 2018 in order to provide funding and recognition to support life-changing work for children by discovering and elevating only the most effective change makers for children worldwide. Award Categories and Grant Information The Protection Award is specifically for those providing services and protection from fear, abuse, and exploitation (including but not limited to trafficking, slavery and sexual … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize!

Deadline: 1 April 2018 Nominations are open for Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize to recognize outstanding and lasting scholarly contributions to racial, ethnic and/or religious relations. The Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Endowed Fund at Brandeis University support this annual award. Brandeis University celebrates a commitment to social justice and strives to reflect the heterogeneity of the United States and of the world community, welcoming students and faculty of every nationality, religion, … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2018 Knight International Journalism Awards!

Deadline: 18 February 2018 The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is seeking nominations for its "2018 Knight International Journalism Awards" with an aim to foster a global culture of news innovation. ICFJ is now seeking nominees whose pioneering coverage or media innovations have had a significant impact on the lives of people around the world. Nominees can be reporters, editors, technologists, media managers, citizen journalists or bloggers. The program is supported by the John S. … [Read more...]

Resonate Awards 2018: Honoring Outstanding Achievements in Renewble Energy and Sustainable Science

Deadline: 21 January 2018 Applications are now open for 2018 Resonate Awards. The Resonate Awards honor outstanding achievement in renewable energy and sustainability-focused science and technology. Awarded to up-and-coming innovators under the age of 40, an ideal honoree’s work charts new pathways or opens up new areas to solutions with long-term impacts on sustainability challenges such as energy security, climate change and the environment. Drawing on Caltech’s legacy of innovation, the … [Read more...]

Applications Open for UN SDG Action Challenge Awards!

Deadline: 15 January 2018 The United Nations SDG Action Campaign is inviting applications for its  Challenge Awards that recognize outstanding achievements and innovative efforts to promote action on the sustainable developments goals. The United Nations SDG Action Campaign is a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General administered by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and mandated to support the UN system-wide and the Member States on advocacy and public engagement in the SDG … [Read more...]

Applications Open for European Charlemagne Youth Prize!

Deadline:  29 January 2018 The European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen invite young people from all the EU member states to participate in a competition on EU development, integration and European identity issues. Projects can be submitted individually or preferably in groups. They should promote European and international understanding; foster the development of a shared sense of European identity and integration; and provide role models for … [Read more...]

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Award Program

Deadline: 7 February 2018 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of its People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Award Program is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, design, and demonstrate solutions to real world challenges. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative technology-based projects that achieve the mutual goals of improved quality of life, economic prosperity, and protection of the planet people, prosperity, … [Read more...]

Open Society Foundations: Seeking Applications for Palestinian Rule of Law Awards

Deadline: 16 February 2018 The Open Society Foundations is Seeking applications for its Palestinian Rule of Law Awards that provide scholarships for one-year academic master of laws (LLM) programs for qualified applicants from the West Bank and Gaza for study at selected law schools in the United States and the Central European University in Budapest. Benefits Tuition and mandatory university fees Monthly stipend for room, board, and other living expenses Program-related travel … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Anita Borg Systers Pass It On Awards Program!

Deadline: 28 March 2018 Applications are open for Anita Borg Systers Pass It On Awards Program to honor Anita Borg’s desire to create a network of women technologists helping each other. The cash awards, funded by donations from the Systers Online Community and others, are intended as means for women established in technological fields to support women seeking their place in the fields of technology. The program is called “Pass-It-On” because it comes with the moral obligation to “pass on” … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2018 Canadian Hillman Prize!

Deadline: 15 January 2018 Nominations are open for 2018 Hillman Prizes by Sidney Hillman Foundation to honour excellence in journalism in service of the common good. Since 1950, the Sidney Hillman Foundation has honoured U.S journalists who pursue investigative reporting and deep storytelling in service of the common good. In 2011, the Sidney Hillman Foundation inaugurated the Canadian Hillman Prize. They are pleased to offer this prize to a Canadian journalist whose work makes a difference to … [Read more...]

Future Startup: Seeking Nominations for Bangladeshi Innovators Under 35

Deadline: 10 March 2018 Future Startup ‘Bangladeshi Innovators Under 35’ is an annual list and extensive coverage of young people under the age of 35 who have been doing great work in the field of business, technology, society, agriculture, media, education, medicine, science, art and culture etc and contributing to building a better Bangladesh. Future Startup is looking for people who have stories to tell, struggled, failed and shown grit, who have done great work and whose work has a … [Read more...]